Our Kitchen Garden Doha Organic Farming Festival Season 9 was officially opened by Indian Ambassador Dr. Deepak Mittal during an event at Birla Public School Auditorium. He presented the prizes to Karunya Giridharan, Fathima Nisar, Izzah Zafreen and Anamika Devanand, the winners of the “Young Farmer Contest”.
Mibu Jose, Ashraf Cherakkal and Shamsheer Abdul Rehman, who left a unique mark in the business world among Kitchen Garden members, received the “Business Excellence Award”. Prizes were awarded to the best farmers in Qatar to inspire organic farmers. Our Kitchen Garden member, Dr. Serena, received a special award for her contributions to the field of medicine.
A food festival was also held as part of the function. Free seeds were distributed to participants. The fusion of musical group and violin led by playback singer Vivekanand captivated the gathering. Chairman of Indian Sports Center Dr. Mohan Thomas, Deputy Chairman of Indian Cultural Center Subramanya Hebbagelu and Chairman of Indian Community Charitable Forum Vinod V Nair spoke. Our Vegetable Garden President Benny Thomas offered a welcome and General Secretary Jiji Aravind offered a vote of thanks.